T353. Brass Tsuba with Boat & Plants
T353. A shinchu (brass) tsuba with fine inlays. 6.2 x 6.7 x .5 cm at the rim (raised refief elsewhere). The nakago hitsu-ana is .8 x 2.5 cm. This is better than your average brass tsuba. We have the prow of a boat in shakudo and copper, plants in mixed metals, and a silver crescent moon on the front. The back is plants and an oar. The patina does a nice job of suggesting night time. I think the oar has been dinged in one spot; otherwise condition is fine. $275.